Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thank you!

The 2nd Vegan Cook Off event, which was organised by the Vegetarian Society of Ireland, took place on Friday 13 February 2015 and, despite the reputation of the day, turned out to be very lucky for everyone involved. The Cook Off was well attended and we saw over 150 guests come through the doors of St. Andrew's Resource Centre to sample 12 savoury dishes and 9 sweet dishes. Tasters voted for their favourite dishes. The winning dishes were Rice, veg and salad by Deirdre Blake and Baked Delights by Buttercream's Bakery. We are very grateful to our sponsors: The Hopsack, Dunnes Stores, Cornucopia, Umi Falafel and €700 was raised for Focus Ireland.  
Thank you to everyone involved for making it a night to remember and raising the funds for this worthy cause.  See you all again for Cook Off #3!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


See you all tomorrow at the vegan cook off!
Louisa Moss, PRO, of the Vegetarian Society of Ireland spoke about it this evening on Radio Nova. They were running a radiothon in aid of Focus Ireland!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Deadline extended to Tuesday 10 February at 8pm

The deadline for participating in the cook off (cooking or baking!) has been extended to Tuesday at 8pm. Please register at

Friday, February 6, 2015


For media enquiries please contact Louisa Moss, PRO of the Vegetarian Society of Ireland, on 086 733 8162.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Latest news

Thank you to our sponsors The Hopsack, Dunnes, Umi Falafel and Cornucopia.

Louisa Moss, PRO of the Vegetarian Society of Ireland, was interviewed on Dublin City FM this morning about the Cook Off!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Sponsor, and Ease of Registering

We are delighted to welcome the Hopsack in Rathmines as a sponsor of the Cook Off!

Also, you can now sign up easily at

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cook Off # 2 in support of Focus Ireland

It's back!

From 7pm-9pm on Friday 13 February, St Andrew's Resource Centre will host a fun and very scrumptious Vegan Cook-Off! This contest will be an opportunity for you to support Focus Ireland while treating your taste buds to a wide variety of delicious dishes, from chocolate chip cookies to creative chickpea concoctions!  
We are looking for people to bake or cook for this event! Please register your interest by mailing You are asked to make6 servings (i.e. enough for 100 people to try a small sample). The closing date is 01/02/15. 
To come along on the night RSVP on or search for Vegan Cook Off # 2 on Facebook You will get to vote for your favourite dishes (one sweet, one savoury) and the winners of each category will receive a prize. Admission fee is €9.